“It is always a very bad surprise and a disappointment when
representatives of the Ukrainian state, including the Prosecutor
General’s Office, make public statements which appear to prejudge the
outcome of ongoing judicial processes,” Peter Stano, the spokesman of EU
Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan
Fule, told Interfax-Ukraine on Thursday.
As reported, earlier on Thursday First Deputy Prosecutor General
Renat Kuzmin said that the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office has
enough grounds to charge Yulia Tymoshenko with involvement in killing
Verkhovna Rada deputy Yevhen Scherban in 1996.
On October 11, 2011, the Pechersky District Court in Kyiv sentenced
Tymoshenko to seven years of imprisonment for exceeding her authority
when signing gas contracts with Russia in 2009. She has been serving her
sentence at the Kachanivska correctional facility in Kharkiv since late